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New bridge across Zambezi River links Botswana, Zambia

Zambia and Botswana on Monday launched a bridge that links the two countries, with Zambian President Edgar Lungu commending China and other cooperating partners for financing the project.The 923-meter-long Kazungula Bridge has been described as a game-changer in promoting trade not only between the two countries but the entire southern African region.The 259.3 million U.S. dollars bridge comprises a bridge across the Zambezi River, and one border post of the two country’s sides. It started construction in 2014.Lungu, who commissioned the bridge on the Zambian side, said the project would not have become a reality without the financial support of China, Japan, South Korea and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Source: Further Africa

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